Sherwood Was Always Levy's Free Shot...

...so it's difficult to feel much sympathy. Tim Sherwood will walk into another job precisely because Levy gave him a chance beyond his experience. He always knew the score...

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IanJames says...

Soul Controller: 1. Oh, dear. 2. Bye! 3. He's rich and impatient. In summary: dodgy. 4. Hope they're okay and good to their wives and kids. 5. Aston Villa, Newcastle and Everton are more interesting than Spurs due to their never-ending source of entertainment when the soap-opera-esque dimensions of their clubs are widened to thrill us all come their next twists and turns. That said, Everton are noteworthy and quite admirable in their ability to trundle on with a great deal of integrity, even posing a temporary threat to Arsenal in the chase for fourth. Unlike Spurs, this did not involve throwing money at the problem, and involved just getting on with the job at hand. Spurs, like Aston Villa and Everton of recent times, indeed have flirted with the top half of the PL in the past, but they now outstay their welcome like a drunk old uncle at a party who thinks he's still attractive to the girls. They neither inspire nor set the world on fire. But they do, at least, resemble one world: Mars - big, yet airless and without life.

Posted 6:20pm 15th May 2014

soul controller (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

MORE MORE MORE IAN JAMES. WE WANT MORE!! Can you address the following please - 1. lack of new stadium building; 2. Modric and Bale departures; 3. Daniel Levy; 4. Adebayor and Soldado; 5. How Aston Villa, Newcastle and Everton compare to Spurs over the past 5 yrs and historically? Cheers! Keep up the humour!

Posted 5:07pm 15th May 2014

dan_mk (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

@IanJames and there's me, my whole life thinking football was about entertainment, oblivious to the fact that it's acutually about garnering "the attention of most of this country's sporting media". Thanks for setting us straight on that front with your astute analysis.

Posted 12:55pm 15th May 2014

IanJames says...

Sluggie - You can 'err' all you like and it doesn't matter where you finished. Spurs are just an amorphous, directionless mass who are now can spend over £100m in one season and finds no-one gives a stuff. You do not command any PL narrative, unlike other top clubs who seem to garner the attention of most of this country's sporting media (you do have sympathetic hacks in there, but it's a bit like promoting Bella Emberg as a centrefold model). It would take a large jab in the ribs to any neutral to care where TH ended up in the league or what they achieved that year. Continuous Europa League contests remove any lustre or impression that you truly matter in any particular competitions. Really, you're just Hull with money.

Posted 11:13am 15th May 2014

soul controller (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

@IanJames.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I see what you are doing here. Classic Stuff! Please don't stop.

Posted 4:23am 15th May 2014

westlondongoon (Arsenal) says...

Apparently Daniel Levy is so confident of securing Pottechinno as the new Spurs boss that he is already looking for his replacement.

Posted 10:32pm 14th May 2014

bale doubt (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

I've never seen The Magnificent Seven....although I suspect I will next season when they've settled and we have a proper manager looking after them, who doesn't alienate players and wear down team spirit. On that subject, Most of Levy's sackings have tended to be related to the manager at the time (Ramos, AVB, Hoddle, Jol, Redknapp, Sherwood) taking that one step too far and not just having a lack of confidence in a talented player (or even the majority of the squad), but completely shutting them out/humiliating/publicly slating/making them rot in the reserves for various personal reasons...Maybe Levy is looking at the overall picture, results are obviously a huge factor, but some of these were good successful bosses even with us. Team spirit is a massive part of success, and every time the squad sees one of their mates (and someone they play well with) treated like this it must affect the 'team' side of things. Just look at Gomes, he's still our player and his career is in bits compared to being the best goalkeeper in Holland and Brazil's first choice when we signed him. Anyway, no-one can argue that Levy and ENIC hasn't done more good than harm for us, I'm sure we'll be very happy with whoever comes in.

Posted 9:04pm 14th May 2014

siberiandreamer (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Look, guys he's still talking! I quite liked him; but not as our manager when he hasn't earned his stripes elsewhere. It may never be dull at Tottenham, but the past couple seasons have really disillusioned me with regards to the attitude of the club and the fans who go to the main games turning into whiny, entitled brats who have forgotten how to support a club.

Posted 8:19pm 14th May 2014

sluggie (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Errr IanJames - we finished 4th and reached the Champions League in 2009-10 and were 4th again in 2011-12, only being denied a Champions League spot that year by Chelsea (who had finished 6th) beating Bayern Munich in the final. Spurs' league positions for the past few years have been as follows: 2013¿14 6th 2012¿13 5th 2011¿12 4th 2010¿11 5th 2009¿10 4th In 2012-13 and 2011-12 we finished just a single point behind Arsenal. Not really so far behind the very top clubs ...

Posted 6:50pm 14th May 2014

sluggie (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Errr IanJames - we finished 4th and reached the Champions League in 2009-10 and were 4th again in 2011-12, only being denied a Champions League spot that year by Chelsea (who had finished 6th) beating Bayern Munich in the final. Spurs' league positions for the past few years have been as follows: 2013¿14 6th 2012¿13 5th 2011¿12 4th 2010¿11 5th 2009¿10 4th In 2012-13 and 2011-12 we finished just a single point behind Arsenal. Not really so far behind the very top clubs ...

Posted 5:57pm 14th May 2014

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